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Travel reviews by The Hoopoes from London

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

A wonderful trip!

Zanzibar and 1 other country between 29 Sep 2007 and 14 Oct 2007

Trip rating: Excellent
"We had a great holiday, with the combination of action packed safari followed by complete relaxation on the beach working well.

This is our second trip with Expert Africa and both times I have been impressed with the level of personal knowledge and expertise of the advisors as well as their honesty. I have found this a huge help when making decisions about where bto stay and also I have been well prepared for each of the venues. Many thanks.

Suggestions to help us improve: The only comment i have is the reference in your note to the recommended use of travellers cheques for making payment in Tanzania/Zanzibar. Our experience was that most of the hotels/restaurants would not accept them due to the time taken for banks to transfer the money to them. It would be useful to adjust this information in your notes."

Selous Impala Camp

Selous Impala Camp

"Warm welcome at Selous Impala camp"

2 nights Arrived 30 Sep 2007
"From the moment we were met at the landing strip and taken on a boat safari to arrive at our camp, the camp did their utmost to provide us with the sort of experience we wanted. We were given the opportunity to choose which activity we wanted to do, with excellent advice and suggestions from Nicole and Chloe. It was so exciting to see a giraffe right outside our tent when we arrived and we quickly got used to seeing animals around the camp.

Comfortable tented accommodation (with a great view) and friendly, efficient staff and excellent food! On our first night there was a buffet dinner, with everybody eating together on one table. It was nice to be able to talk about the day experiences and also other camps that had been visited and I think it would be nice to offer this every night rather than reverting to individual tables.

Excellent guiding and I liked the fact that we kept the same guide throughout. All in all a very professional camp and a great experience."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

"Close up to the animals at Manze"

3 nights Arrived 2 Oct 2007
"Lake Manze Camp gave us the chance to feel we were really having a wilderness experience. The lack of electricity took some getting used to at first but after the first night we were loving it. There was an abundance of animals around the area and great viewing opportunities of lions, water buffalo and elephants in particular.

Numerous animals around the camp itself - it became quite normal to meet an elephant on the way back to our tent! Excellent food and I loved the communal meals around the table in the evenings.

I have a magical memory of sitting eating dinner under the African night sky as a group of giraffes bounded along by the lake very close to us, picked up by a spotlight!"
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club

"lovely resort on a Beautiful beach"

4 nights Arrived 5 Oct 2007
"Breezes is a well designed attractive resort on a beautiful white sand beach. A great place to relax after our safaris."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Fumba Beach Lodge

Fumba Beach Lodge

"Small, personal service at a beautiful lodge"

3 nights Arrived 9 Oct 2007
"We were lucky enough to have a beautiful suite for most of our stay here. Wonderful room with a hammock, rooftop terrace and its own private sunbeds and beach area at the bottom of the steps. It was a friendly lodge with excellent personal service.

Edwin and Annemarie made a point of being around and chatting with the guests, which definitely added to the experience. I loved the Dhow Bar where everybody congregated before dinner and gave it a 'beach safari' feel. The staff were very friendly and encouraged me to learn a little Swahili.

Lots of little touches which made it special - especially a table laid on the beach for dinner on our last night - a lovely experience! Nothing was too much trouble. The beach is not so white as the east coast, but we were warned about this, but it is still nice and the seclusion of the location more than makes up for it."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

"Beautifully restored, individual hotel"

2 nights Arrived 12 Oct 2007
"Sebastiaan and Marion have done an excellent job restoring this hotel and have managed to offer something very unique and special. We had one night each in the Dunia and Sherali suites and each was very special in its own way.

Sebastiaan and Marion went out of their way to make things run smoothly for us and made some excellent suggestions for places to eat. We had a lovely meal in the rooftop restaurant of Emerson & Green hotel on our last night, which was very atmospheric and good fun - particularly as Stonetown were celebrating the end of Ramadam.

I would recommend this hotel for individuality, quality and service. However, I did feel that the location was a little out of it. It was quite a lonely walk back in the evenings and most of the activity seemed to be going on around the waterfront - not far away but you had to go down a number of small, quiet alleyways."
Good
Location
Average
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent

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